Join me on this stroll down Literary Memory Lane. Stops include Sweet Valley High, Fear Street, and anywhere else mass market paperbacks may be lurking. For this weeks Throwback, mind your step. The Angry Moon, a picture book with illustrations by Blair Lent, was first published in , and from there his career spanned over twenty books. Though his plots are often dark and bizarre, Sleator maintains his characters in a grounded realism and the results are compelling books that explore complicated ideas in a simple way.
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Maut Inspired by Your Browsing History. Remaining near the machine, Oliver, Abigail, and Blossom create for themselves a kind of Lord of the Flies hierarchy. I hated them all especially Blossom and I also loved them all especially precious Peterand I admired their contrasting personalities, responses under pressure, and how ssleator changed with prolonged hardship. Top Create a free website or blog at WordPress.
Hyman Days of Summer had optioned the movie rights to House of Stairs. Houuse is an incredibly creative and original science fiction tale that chronicles the events that take place when five teen-aged orphans are behaviorally trained to respond to a machine.
House of Stairs starts off from the point-of-view of Peter who is dropped off in a strange room of sorts that is filled entirely with stairs and landings. When the machine starts rewarding violence of the physical and psychological types the kids are pushed to eithe I first read the synopsis for this a few years ago and the concept immediately caught my attention.
Five sixteen-year-old orphans find themselves in a sterile maze-like environment, consisting entirely of stairs and landings. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The infighting that comes naturally becomes essential to their survival, for only when they are cruel or greedy will the machine start flashing its lights and entice them to dance.
In control lays security, be it by virtue aleator being in control or by being the controlled. Super interesting and chill-inducing, because it makes you wonder who you would be if you were pushed to that kind of limit.
View all 3 comments. Lola and Peter are emotionally engaging characters. He tends to follow authority. Mar 31, Laura rated it it was amazing. At first, the machine ejects wipliam when the children engage in a stylized dance.
House of Stairs It is not a prison, not a hospital; it has no walls, no ceiling, no willam. A chilling and suspenseful tale soeator stick with the reader for years to come. Most 10 Related.
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Shelves: science-fiction , top-shelf , psychology , ya Young adult fiction must be a really tough genre to wrap your head around, for a writer. You have a story that you want to tell, and you have to tell it in such a way that it is simple enough for your target audience to read, yet engaging enough to keep them reading. The themes have to be familiar enough for them to understand and relate to, yet unusual enough to be interesting for them. Go too far in the wrong direction and you have a failure. So how does a YA writer do it, balancing all those Young adult fiction must be a really tough genre to wrap your head around, for a writer. So how does a YA writer do it, balancing all those issues, while still writing a good book?
House of Stairs by William Sleator
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